Thursday, April 9, 2009

Yet Another Blagojevich Bungling

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was indicted last week. Blagojevich's big mistake: being unrepentantly corrupt. The media's big mistake in covering the story: misspelling his last name over and over again. In fact, the spelling problems associated with the Blagojevich name were so pervasive, the Proofreader devoted an entire week to pointing them out. While the highlighter was used on nearly every major news outlet in the country, the week bored the Proofreader to tears. It could've gone on forever. Below is another bungling of Blagojevich's last name.

The Proofreader found this one about two months ago, but just now summoned the energy to post it. As you can see in the screen shot highlighted above, a nice big, bold headline on the TV Week Web site featured the ex-Governor's last name misspelled "Blogojevich." As you know, a very common mistake and certainly not the last one of its kind to be made. Interestingly, the name was spelled correctly twice in the body of the article, just below the flawed headline. And, after two months, the TV Week editors have still not corrected the mistake.

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